A 1900 Barker pop-up in KC, the Uncorked Wine Festival, and more local food and drink events for February 27-March 4
Tuesday, February 27
Happy Gillis Cafe and Hangout (549 Gillis Street) is running specialty dinners created by notable local female chefs throughout the month of February, and tonight’s featured talent is chef Remy Ayesh of Cafe Sebastienne. Chef Ayesh will be working alongside Cafe Sebastienne’s food and beverage director, Tony Glamcevski, who has chosen a slate of natural wines to accompany Ayesh’s food. The four-course dinner is $70 per person (not including tax or gratuity). Purchase tickets in advance by calling 816-471-3663.
Another wine dinner is available tonight at Johnny Cascone’s (6863 West 91st Street). Among the dishes here: seared scallops in scampi butter and Steak Oscar topped with shrimp and crab served over lobster risotto. The dinner is $65 a person, and includes wine but does not include tax or tip. Call 913-381-6838.
Wednesday, February 28
From 6-7 p.m. tonight, Boulevard brand ambassador and always excellent Twitterer Jeremy Danner will be on hosting duties at the BLVD Tours & Rec Center (2534 Madison Avenue) for a barrel-aged happy hour. For $20, sample a flight featuring Boulevard’s Foeder Project No. 2, Love Child No. 6, Love Child No. 7 and Love Child No. 8, along with snacks. Advance tickets are available here.
Chef Alex Staab at Chicken N Pickle (1761 Burlington) is hosting a “Screw Winter” Dinner in (eager) anticipation of spring. The four-course meal, which includes wine pairings, includes casoncelli (ravioli) with coal-roasted squash with a fondue of taleggio, speck (smoked prosciutto) and amaretti, and lamb chops served with a celery leaf and mint salad with coal-roasted mushrooms. Tickets are $75 and do not include gratuity but do include taxes and fees. More info and tickets are available via Eventbrite.
Friday, March 2
Fifty wineries will be represented at today’s Uncorked: KC Wine Festival at Union Station (30 West Pershing Road). Dozens of varieties of wine will be available for ticket holders to sample, with food available for purchase from food trucks parked on site. For a list of available wines, visit Uncorked’s website. Tickets for the event are $50 a person and can be purchased via Eventbrite.
Saturday, March 3
1900 Barker (Lawrence) is coming to Kansas City today. Fresh off his James Beard nomination, baker Taylor Petrahn is bringing his signature breads and even a breakfast sandwich out from Lawrence to Monarch Coffee (3550 Broadway Boulevard) Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to noon. Get there early.
Sunday, March 4
The 42nd annual Greater Kansas City Chefs Association Benefit takes place tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at the WHCA Building at Johnson County Community College (12345 Quivira Road). Sample dozens of small plates from today’s and tomorrow’s KC culinary talent at this annual fundraiser, which brings together JCCC culinary students and area chefs to benefit the GKC Chapter of the American Culinary Foundation. Wine and beer are available for purchase. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased via Eventbrite.